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5000 SF N Shore Dream Cottage has 2 Full Kitchens 3 Levels of Living Sleeps 18

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
18
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday home in Syracuse - Lake Escape

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

**Special rate for one week left in the 2016 season! Aug 13th - 20th is available! ** Many grandparents have booked the house for a complete family gathering of their children and grandchildren to share lasting memories in the house and on the lake. Local Marina's will even deliver a boat to our dock for your use for the week. A few have even hired professional photographers to take professional family pictures from the top deck and down by the water. Other renters have used the house to celebrate a 60th Birthday Party or a Girl's Getaway. Eight professional guys rented the house to enter a local fishing tournament and share some laughs together.

No fighting over bedrooms here! Nearly new, spacious, lakefront home features 3 MASTER SUITES with King Size Beds… one on each level…2 with 180 degree views of the lake from your own private turret. 6 King size beds, 1 Queen and 4 bunks. The spacious top porch, private mid-level deck, as well as the massive 65’ wide x 30’ deep lakeside patio.

Brand new kitchen on the main level with seating for everyone, and additional kitchen is located in the lower level and a third one is located in the finished garage. Two brand new grills (one propane grill on upper level and one extra large grill with a gas connection to the house outside of lower level balcony) and tons of outdoor furniture will make certain that no one goes hungry and everyone has a seat. Three steps down from the patio you’ll find crystal clear water and a firm sandy beach bottom ideal for those who like to get wet gradually, or for small children to play. For those that prefer the “quick way in” the water is 6’ deep at the end of the pier, perfect for the adult plunge on a hot day. I would suggest water shoes if you have small children playing in low water because there are a few little shells along the sandy bottom.

If exercise is your thing, take a scenic walk, jog or ride around the 5 mile lakeside bike path. There’s badmitton or bocce ball on the front lawn or simply use the fully equipped home gym, featuring a Pilates machine, Total Gym, free weights, step, balance balls and heavy bag… all of which have been strategically placed in front of a 52” flat screen TV.

After a tough day in paradise, relax and recline. Both the main and lower levels feature full kitchens, dining tables, fireplaces, big screen TV’s, and 10 seat conversation areas, each with six very comfortable recliners. Besides the master suite, the upper level has 3 additional bedrooms PLUS a 1200 sq ft BONUS room with yet another king size bed and private office. Four full bathrooms, 1 with a jetted tub and 1 with a Steam Shower for two, means there’s no waiting time if you and your guests are getting ready to head out on the town.

Open floor plan with high cathedral ceilings and walls of windows are ideal for spectacular views of the sunrise to your left and sunsets to your right. Catch a rainbow if you can. This is the house where summer dreams come true and family memories are made.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Maryellen & Craig Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016

About Maryellen & Craig Nelson

Hi! We are newly empty nesters, Maryellen & Craig Nelson, and are splitting our time between Indiana and New Jersey. In August of 2014 we purchased this beatiful home on Lake Syracuse and have decided to rent it for the months of May, June and July, August, and other dates through September and October.

Maryellen & Craig Nelson purchased this house in 2014

Why Maryellen & Craig Nelson chose Indiana

Our dream had been to live on a lake and after looking at over 60 homes on lakes throughout Indiana, we decided on Lake Syracuse for the wonderful amenities of this home, plus it's location on the lake, as well as it's ideal access to many activities, restaurants and shopping. Also, the house was built in 2007, has a 3 car garage, and a geo-thermal system which makes it very energy-efficient. Craig and I selected the most comfortable furniture and beds for this home since we knew while we were there we would be entertaining many friends, family and football players. We have two gas grills, one on each deck, two kitchens and many fun toys to enjoy the lake experience. If you like to fish, the fishing is great right off the end of our dock. The lake has a 5-star rating from the Hookandbullet.com for it's wide variety of fish, including Northern Pike, Crappie Largemouth Bass, Redear Sunfish, Bream, Blugill, Perch, and Smallmouth Bass. Nature lovers may spot the bey of swans (over 20 in 2012) and scaytering of herons that have adopted Lake Syracuse as their home. In the immediate lake area, there are 3 public golf courses and free tennis at the local high school. Maxwelton Golf Club is right up the block, known as one of the best public courses in Northern Indiana. Other local activities include a movie theatre and bowling alley. Syracuse has a variety of local shops for art, crafts and fashions. For the more adventurous shoppers, Amish Acres, Essenhaus, and Shipshewanna are just a short drive away. Lastly, there are other great restaurants in town like the Down Under, you enter a gazebo and follow the circular staircase underground to the restaurant bar. Great family meals and pizza. If your an ND fan the owner will likely toast the Irish with you. Another great restaurant is the Sleepy Owl, known for their steaks and seafood. Friday & Saturday night is Prime Rib and Baby Back Ribs night, try the app. Lobster Mac & Cheese.

What makes this house unique

This home features great views from each level. There is plenty of room to host many people comfortably (14). The lake itself is 564 acres and if you want to go for a run or bike ride it is 5 miles around the lake. Up the street from the house is Lakeside Park, which features a public swimming area, park and picnic area. It hosts the 'Music in the Park' series on six evenings in the summer. Lake Syracuse also has a fireworks display over the fourth of July holiday period. A unique thing about Lake Syracuse is that it connects to Lake Wawasee through a channel. Lake Wawasee is the largest lake in Indiana and is over 3000 acreas. If you were to drive around it I believe it is 25 miles. In between the lakes there is a great restaurant called the Channel Marker and you can pull your boat up to their dock and stop for lunch or dinner, or you can drive there by car and it's less than a mile from the house. On Lake Wawasee sunbathers and swimmers often visit the 'sand bar', which is located about 500 yards off the south shore. The sand bar is a portion of the lake (about 2 acres) where the water is only 3-4 feet deep. Since the sand bar is completely surrounded by deeper water, it is only accessible by boat. With it's sandy bottom, shallow water and centralized location, it's the perfect place to take a refreshing swim, have a picnic in your boat, or chat with the other boaters. .

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5000 SF N Shore Dream Cottage has 2 Full Kitchens 3 Levels of Living Sleeps 18
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful House on a Beautiful Lake

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review only because I'm afraid this place will be booked when we want to rent it again in the future. Each year, a group of us in our 40's take a fishing trip on a lake somewhere in the Midwest. This was our seventh year and by far the nicest house we have rented. The house was spotless when we arrived and everything worked as expected. The house is well stocked with anything you could need and the owners truly make you feel at home. Many rentals provide you with dollar store dishes, pots, and pans, and lock up many of the things you are likely to need. That is not the case here. It's like staying at a family member's house. The water in the lake is crystal clear and Main Channel Marina delivered a pontoon right to our dock. I would highly recommend using Main Channel as the pontoon was nearly new and very reasonably priced. We caught a fair number of small to mid sized bass on the lake, including from the dock. The neighbors are very close, but both spoke with us and were friendly. Overall, this is a great property and I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt you are welcome at our home anytime! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. Maryellen & Craig
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5

A very good experience. We all enjoyed this beautiful house on Syracuse Lake and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with plenty of room for 7 guys on a high school reunion!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noblesville, Indiana
5

Sibling and spouse weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My two brothers and four sisters and our spouses spent this past weekend at the nelsons lake house. We had so much fun cooking in your fabulous kitchen, sitting on you decks, watching the Notre Dame game together, and ending the evening Saturday sitting around a beautiful bonfire! We age in range from 53 to 70 yrs of age. The beds were Very comfy so we all slept very well. Craig and Mary Ellen we all enjoyed your home very much and could tell by your decor that you are also all about family and we could feel the kindness and hospitality! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be together again. We are planning to come back next September if there is an open weekend that ND is out of town. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northbrook, IL
5

Gorgeous home from top to bottom!

  • 5 of 5

We felt so fortunate to have found this home to celebrate our family milestone! It was absolutely perfect, and appealed to family members from ages six all the way up to 90. The views were spectacular, and for those who wanted to indulge in the lake, the water was beautiful and provided endless entertainment. The house was well stocked with everything one would need while away--from plentiful dishes in the gourmet kitchens to comfortable bedding in all of the bedrooms. The home was complete with a fantastic game room that was also a great hit. Last but not least, we truly enjoyed working with Maryellen who was completely responsive with all of our correspondences. We cannot say enough wonderful things about this property and we feel grateful to have spent our time there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely delightful property

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house for our three generations family vacation. Syracuse is a beautiful lake and the property is beautifully decorated, equipped and maintained. Maryellen, the owner was easy to work with and Naomi, the property manager, was there to answer questions and provide assistance. Plenty of room to spread out for all 18 of us.

Nice slopping lake entrance for smaller children. Boat rentals, both pontoon and ski boats close by. We highly recommend this property.

Stayed August 13-August 20.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing and huge but felt like a home not a rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time for our family get together! You never feel like it is a rental they have everything you could need and more. High end furnishings with so much room makes for a great getaway. Plenty of gathering areas to play games or just hangout and look at the lake view. All this and the lake is there for all your adventures. Great flat, sandy, shallow area for little ones to play. We fished, swam, boated and chillaxed! Awesome vacation!

Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fort Wayne, IN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Channel Marker
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
SS Lillypad II
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Maxwelton Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 13, 6, 33
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Huntington Grill, Down Under, The Sleepy Owl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lakeview Park

Pristine location on Syracuse Lake. Beautiful sandy bottom for you to walk or wade in. Long dock with great fishing at the end of it. Great restaurants nearby and golf and a free fitness center up the block. Centrally located in Indiana with fun day trips to Village of Winona - shopping, crafts, gifts, rest., Shipshewana - Auction & Flee Market, Antique Gallery, Goshen - Amish furniture & crafts, South Bend - visit the University of Notre Dame Elkhart Country - 4-H Fairgrounds late July (it's the 2nd largest in the country)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Syracuse, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,652
for 2 nights
From
£669
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,438
for 3 nights
From
£708
 
 
Early Summer 2017
30 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,642
for 7 nights
£4,642
 
 
Mid Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,035
for 7 nights
£5,035
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,429
for 7 nights
£5,429
 
 
July 4 Week 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,822
for 7 nights
£5,822
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,429
for 7 nights
£5,429
 
 
Late Summer 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,035
for 7 nights
£5,035
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 2 nights
From
£590
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £78
Cleaning £236
Refundable Damage Deposit £393

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Syracuse, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #2 - upper level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Pocket door between toilet/shower area and double vanity.
    Bathroom #3 - Main floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pocket door between Vanity and toilet/shower area
    Bathroom #4 - lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Steam Shower for 2, Vessel Sink, Private Toilet Room
    Bathroom Master - #1 Upper Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Tiled Walk-in Shower, Double Vanity, Private Toilet Room
  • Brand New Bathroom in the Lower Level with Super Spaceship like Steam Shower for Two with Jetted Seats. Ahhhhhhhhh. Vessel sink with pull-out lower drawers for little kids to step on and private toilet room. This bathroom has three doors to enter. One from the Lower Level Master, One from the Porthole Window Bedroom and one from the Living Room. Convenience all around!
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom - lower level bunk room - 4 Bunk Bed , 2 bunks with a total of 4 twin beds
    Bedroom - 2nd floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Yellow Room
    Turret Bedroom - lower level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful water views with En Suite
    Bedroom & Office - Upper Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Largest Bedroom over the garage in front of house
    Guest Bedroom - main floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has it's own private bathroom.
    Blue Bedroom - Upper Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk-in closet
    Turret Bedroom - Master Upper Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Ste with beautiful views of the lake and En Suite
    Porthole Bedroom - Lower Level - 1 Large Double Bed , Cute Bedroom with private access to bathroom.
  • All of the beds are of the highest quality mattresses. You will find all beds outfitted with clean and crisp sheets and beautiful comforters and plenty of comfortable pillows so you will have the best night sleep during your vacation. You won't want to leave!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is fully equipped with high-end amenities not to be found in other rentals. Besides being a rental house is our dream home and we've created it just the way we wanted it. So enjoy all the comforts of our home and make lots of great memories at Lake Escape!

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